Lesley Tate

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Craven Citizen of the Year 2022 urges support for swimming pools

VERA (Ve) Walker has been helping people learn to swim for almost 50 years. She is an original and last remaining, member of the committee behind the building of the new Settle and District Swimming Pool, which opened in 1974, and was an open water swimmer, many, many years before it became fashionable. In 2022 she was named Citizen of the Year in the last Craven District Council Community Champion Awards for her work with the pool and helping thousands of people to learn how to swim.